International Journal of Internet Manufacturing and Services

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Editor in Chief: Associate Prof. Zhiqiang Wang
ISSN online: 1751-6056
ISSN print: 1751-6048
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IJIMS covers the areas of manufacturing science and technologies, services theory and methods, and corresponding information/knowledge management issues. Its main features are to highlight the use of Internet or World Wide Web techniques, facing the new challenges brought about through network and distribution issues in the above areas. Contributions that deal with both academic research and industrial practices are included. IJIMS provides an international forum and source of reference for those wanting to find information about Internet manufacturing and services.


 Topics covered include

  • Networked hardware units/systems, internet/web infrastructure, semantic web
  • High performance computing, real-time information tracking, sensor networks
  • AI and applications, mathematical methods, visualisation
  • E-technology, networked virtual/digital equipment, internet/web applications
  • Wireless manufacturing, RFID, remote online production, data management
  • Web-based product LCE, product development/families design/platforms
  • Knowledge engineering, remote management, networked MES
  • Digital factory, design, manufacturing, machining, services, recycling
  • CAD/CAPP/FEM/CAM/PDM/ERP, SPC, metrology, on-site quality management
  • Product service tracking/monitoring/management
  • Equipment fault diagnosis, remote maintenance, advanced engineering analysis
  • Kansei engineering, requirements modelling, CRM
  • Digital/extended enterprise, service optimisation, SME information services
  • Workflow modelling/scheduling/management, process modelling/simulation
  • Micro/nano-design/manufacturing, tissue engineering, bio-MEMS/manufacturing

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The objectives of IJIMS are to establish an effective channel of communication between academy, industry and others concerned with Internet/Web based manufacturing science and technologies, services theory and methods on Internet, and corresponding management issues. It also aims to promote and coordinate the developments in the areas mentioned above. The international dimension is emphasised in order to overcome cultural and national barriers and to meet the needs of accelerating technological and ecological changes in global manufacturing, services and management.


IJIMS provides a vehicle to help professionals, academics, researchers and engineers, working in the areas of Internet/Web based manufacturing science and technologies, services theory and methods on Internet, and corresponding management issues, to disseminate research outcomes and practical case studies, and learn from each other’s work.


IJIMS publishes original papers, review papers, research notes, case studies, etc. Special issues devoted to important topics in Internet manufacturing, services and management will occasionally be published.



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    Editor in Chief

  • Wang, Zhiqiang, South China University of Technology, China

Associate Editors

  • Al-Refaie, Abbas, University of Jordan Amman, Jordan
  • Hua, Guowei, Beijing Jiaotong University, China
  • Wu, Dazhong, Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • Zhang, Yingfeng, Northwestern Polytechnical University, China
  • Zhong, Ray, University of Auckland, New Zealand

Regional Editor

  • Zhang, Juliang, Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Regional Editor Europe

  • Zhang, Min, University of East Anglia, UK

Editorial Board Members

  • Alting, Leo, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
  • Cheng, Kai, Brunel University, UK
  • Gadh, Rajit, The University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), USA
  • Huang, George Q., The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China
  • Jean, Ruey-Jer Bryan, National Chengchi University, Taiwan
  • Kusiak, Andrew, University of Iowa, USA
  • Peng, Qinjin, University of Manitoba, Canada
  • Yen, Benjamin, The University of Hong Kong, China


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